MiOTA - Volunteer Opportunities
MiOTA is seeking Chapter Leaders
If you are interested please contact – Cathleen Johnson, Leader of the Executive Committee.
Detroit Chapter: Andrea Washington
Regional Chapter Leaders
Flint Chapter: Nancy Vandewiele Milligan
Huron Valley Chapter: Adrienna Bartnicki
Lansing Chapter: Dilyn Smith and Cheri Ramirez
Northwest Chapter: VACANT
Southwest Chapter: Deb Lindstrom and Christine Vliestra
Western Chapter: VACANT
Upper Peninsula: Kirsten Matthews
The Home Modification Ad Hoc committee will have two goals:
Looking for volunteers to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee for Home Modifications
As many of you have noticed, occupational therapy is not leading the field of home modifications. Builders are being paid to design and recommend modifications for accessibility by the VA and many Medicaid programs.
- Promoting OTs as leaders in the home modification field.
- Advocating for funding for OTs and COTAs for home modifications from insurance companies as well as state and federal home modification programs.
In order to promote occupational therapy as leaders in the field of home modifications and to get funding for OT’s in home mods we need to work together. There are many federal and state programs with funding for home modifications and occupational therapy is not included in the funding.
The ad hoc committee for home modification occupational therapists needs home modification OTs including OTs thinking of going into home modifications to work together to get OT funded and to grow our market.
This year’s Lansing Lobby day will be highlighting Auto No-Fault,Home Modifications and Telehealth. Please plan on meeting in Lansing on February 27th to promote occupational therapy’s role in home modifications. Please sign up for the Home Modification Ad Hoc committee to hear about alerts and to lend a hand to promote OT’s as leaders in the field of home modifications.
If interested in volunteering or for the Home Mods Ad Hoc Committee, please complete the online registration form.